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Iran: New Scheme to Improve Antitheft Car Security

The judiciary is set to push forward with a national scheme to significantly reduce the number of car thefts in the country. Head of the judiciary’s Crime Prevention Bureau Alireza Savari, told state TV as per the scheme all vehicle owners will be required to install a tracking device in their cars.  The proposed tracking system will collect the data on vehicle location in a database with the national police. In case the car is…

Tesla is working on a new software update to help prevent theft after spike in stolen Teslas in Europe

A group of thieves in the Netherlands have managed to steal nearly a dozen of the luxury cars, according to Electrek, and no one’s sure why just yet. Whatever’s happening, reports suggest it’s part of an intricate operation—or it’s simply being handled by thieves who know their shit. The Dutch news site nrc.nl reports that “at least eleven” Tesla vehicles have been recently…

Australian Vehicle Crime Conference 2017 - Outcomes Summary

The conference program was divided into three distinct themes of diverting young offenders, disrupting the vehicle laundering and separated parts markets and building stakeholder capacity/ promoting innovation. The full program and most speakers’ presentations can be viewed or downloaded at https://carsafe.com.au/conference.* Select presentations on the key themes and issues were complemented with expert panel…

NICB 2016 Hot Wheels

NICB’s Hot Wheels: America’s 10 Most Stolen Vehicles

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released its annual Hot Wheels report which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2016. Included with today’s release is a list of the top 25 2016 vehicle makes…

Victoria car theft crackdown: GPS trackers to be hidden in vehicles

Australia: The Victoria Police and the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council will trial fittiing hi -tech trackers to hundreds of vehicles in high risk suburbs to combat vehicle theft.  The trial will be rolled out as early as September and Police hope the trackers will eventually be fitted to every car in the state in a “game-changing” move.  The trackers will be synched with a car owner’s…

Warning over ‘huge spike’ in stolen bikes being sold on Instagram and Snapchat

Bikers have warned of a huge spike in stolen motorcycles being sold on social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, often for a fraction of their true worth. Criminals believe social media provides them with a “safe haven”. Frequently the locks on the bikes are snapped and they are pushed away because it is not easy to start them while stealing.  Stolen bikes are allegedly sold for a fraction…

Up to 40% of road deaths in Europe are work-related

As new figures show road deaths in the European Union have not decreased in three years, a report from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) says employers, national governments and the European Union must step-up efforts to tackle the problem of work-related road risk. Read more at:…